Ragin` Cajuns visit Golden Panthers in Week 4 battle
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds
The Florida International Golden Panthers host Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, looking to build on their 3-0 ATS mark against the 2-1 Ragin` Cajuns in NCAAF action at FIU Stadium.
They bring a 3-0 record (3-0 ATS) to the Week 4 battle against the 2-1 Ragin` Cajuns, who are 2-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Florida International go 1-2 so far and the Ragin` Cajuns go 2-1.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Golden Panthers in this one will find them as 16.5-point favorites. Check back soon to see where the over under opens.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Golden Panthers at No. 106 and the Ragin` Cajuns at No. 113 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 39-25 result in favor of the Golden Panthers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida International's No. 69-ranked offense (27.3 PPG) against a Ragin` Cajuns defense that ranks No. 94 at 31.3 PPG. The Golden Panthers passing attack has averaged 189.3 yards per game, less than the Ragin` Cajuns give up through the air (233.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Ragin` Cajuns feature the league's No. 42-rated road run defense, allowing 140 yards per game. Florida International, meanwhile, ranks No. 68 in rushing offense at home.
Louisiana-Lafayette won its last outing, a 38-21 result against Nicholls State on September 17. Louisiana-Lafayette failed to cover in that game as a 21.5-point favorite, while the 59 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Florida International won its last outing, a 17-10 result against Central Florida on September 17. Florida International covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 27 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Ragin` Cajuns at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Florida International
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games when playing Florida International
Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Florida International is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Florida International is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida International's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 6 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Florida Atlantic, Saturday, October 1
Florida International home to Duke, Saturday, October 1